Music History for

July 10


1778 - Composer Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm was born.

1835 - Composer Henryk Wieniawski was born.

1900 - ‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.

1936 - Billie Holiday recorded "Billie’s Blues."

1964 - "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann was released in the U.K.

1965 - Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour" was released.

1967 - Bobbie Gentry recorded "Ode to Billie Joe."

1968 - Eric Clapton announced that Cream would break up following a farewell tour.

1971 - Three Dog Night's "Liar" was released.

1975 - The "Gladys Knight & the Pips" summer series premiered on NBC-TV.

1975 - Cher filed for divorce from Greg Allman, just ten days after the couple had married.

1979 - Chuck Berry was sentenced to four months in prison for income tax evasion.

1985 - The Prince song "Poplife" was released.

1986 - Jerry Garcia lapsed into a diabetic coma. He was released from the hospital a couple of weeks later.

1993 - Bob Segar and Juanita Dorricott were married.
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1997 - Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and Lucho Brieva were married.

1998 - Sheena Easton filed for divorce from her husband of 11 months, Timothy Delarm.

2000 - Diana Ross announced that the "Diana Ross and the Supremes 'Return to Love' Tour" had been cancelled by its producers.

2000 - The David Orgell jewelry store in Beverly Hills, CA, filed a $1.45 million lawsuit against Michael Jackson. The suit was over a diamond-encrusted wristwatch that was returned to the store damaged.
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2000 - Stephen Hutton filed suit against Kid Rock for "breach of contract and unjust enrichment." Hutton had been fired several weeks before after a dispute over compensation.

2002 - Dolly Parton launched a 13-city tour. It was her first tour in decades.

2002 - Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli announced that they had secretly separated 10 months before. There was no indication that the two planned to get formally divorced.
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2010 - Queen Elizabeth II addressed the United Nations for the first time since 1957. It was her first visit to New York in more than 30 years.